Intro: How to Caulk
I recently noticed that our bathtub had no caulk around it, it had been caulked before but since then it has all worn off... Anyway it's time for more caulk, and I thought I'd make an Instructable on it.
Step 1: What You'll Need
1. a caulk tube
2. a caulk gun
3. some paper towels
you can pick up both a caulk gun, and caulk at Home Depot.
Step 2: Clean the Area
First thing you'll want to do is clean the area with a wet rag. Dust, hair, and grime build up can prevent the caulk from sticking properly. Next follow the wet rag with a dry one, so now your working area is clean and dry.
Step 3: Load the Gun
Slide the caulk tube into the gun. (No need to explain how to slide it in the gun, i think you can figure it out...lol)
Step 4: Line the Tub With Caulk
Now squirt a strand of caulk along the edge of the tub (the strand should be about as thick around as toothpaste coming out of the tube).
Step 5: Lick Your Finger
Now lick your finger and smooth the caulk, you'll have to lick your finger every once in a while to make sure the caulk doesn't stick to your finger. For all you germ-a-phobes you can dip your finger in a bowl of water instead of licking it if you prefer.
Step 6: Clean Up
Clean up the excess caulk, smears, and your fingers with the paper towel. Stick a long nail in the tip of the caulk tube to keep it from drying out. And good job you've now successfully completed a caulk job!